I fancied a little baking sesh this afternoon. After hearing a reference on the radio to some poor celebrities muffin tops, I thought I would bake the humble muffin as a mark of respect. For there is nothing wrong with a bit of muffinishness.
Unfortunately, in the same way that a too small pair of Levis fail to hold in the cosiness of a waistline, my muffin cases failed to withstand my extreme overfilling…
This is the result.
Although it may resemble some kind of bizarre contemporary artwork, I think I rather like it.
And it really does taste blooming good.
280g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 heaped tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
A fair scraping of nutmeg
- Sieve all of the above together in a large mixing bowl. Pop to one side
85g granulated sugar
85g melted butter
6 tbsp black treacle
2 tbsp honey
200 ml water
- In a separate bowl, gently whisk all of the above ingredients. Add to the dry ingredients until there are no lumps.
5 big chunks of stem ginger chopped up really small
- Stir into the mixture, share between 10-12 muffin cases and bake in a 200°C oven.
It’s probably best to share them out between 10-12 medium muffin cases unless you would prefer them looking slightly overexcited? I say, embrace the muffin tops!